I never understood how Liberal MP Marc Garneau was held up as some sort of better Liberal after he caved-in during their leadership race and backed Justin Trudeau even after declaring him unfit (see here) so I wasn’t overly surprised when Garneau was trotted out yesterday willing to shill for Trudeau:
Absolutely taking him out of context. They’re playing cheap political partisan politics, and you know, the answer is that I think they’re getting a little bit desperate. I smell fear. (see here)
Garneau completely embarrassed himself defending the indefensible and smearing the Conservatives while doing it, so my feelings of schadenfreude were beaming when Trudeau backed down today and issued an apology after the Ukrainian ambassador demanded one:
Vadym Prystaiko: “You have to be extremely careful when you talk about 82 people who died fighting … for their future and everyone’s in danger. You’re just sitting in a nice room, and talking about things in such a light manner; it’s just inappropriate.” (see here)
In a very short time as leader, Trudeau has left the Liberal Senators, and now a Liberal MP hanging out to dry.
Using Senators and MPs as political protection and then turning them into cannon fodder is hardly a smart move for a party leader who doesn’t want knives being stuck in his back in return.